Complete abstinence from all drugs, including the social drink with alcohol, is the best approach to recovery from an addiction illness. The addict learns to live to their best potential while politely declining substances which have the power to control them and their lives. The recovering addict learns to stand firm if they stumble, and humbly realizes they will always be a “recovering addict”. Eventually, hey will regain posture and stance, especially as the “dopamine” in the brain is restored to a healthy level from the havoc wrecked upon it. Dopamine, a major player in substance abuse, produces the effects of how we move, learn, and respond emotionally. If you are suffering with addiction disease, count yourself worthy as you take advantage of the hope given freely through the 12 step program. Stay humble.